Category talk:Basic Mechanics

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This category was a dumping ground, rather than having a comprehensive progression from New Player, to Basic, to Advanced. I hope that is an agreeable goal. VANKRASN39 (talk) 00:49, 11 February 2015 (CST)

Some of the pages now listed in the top of the category aren't even in the category. I wouldn't call cobbling basic mechanics. I don't think so much effort should be taken to preserve the old play.net website, it still needs to make sense within the Wiki. The old play.net navigation is already preserved here. VANKRASN39 (talk) 23:42, 3 October 2016 (CDT)

Also propose splitting off combat mechanics pages into their own category and merging a whole bunch of pages (see individual talk pages). VANKRASN39 (talk) 10:10, 4 October 2016 (CDT)
Organizing combat mechanics would be good. I feel with the way the category is set up right now it inevitably becomes a dumping ground because everything in the game is either mechanics or lore, and "basic" is subjective (and even if it's winnowed, "advanced" mechanics is definitely a dumping ground). For instance cobbling isn't really a basic mechanic but there's nowhere else to present the article so it ends up under Basic Mechanics > Artisan Skills, and without highlighting it a new player won't even know that artisan skills exist. We can try to keep the articles that are reachable directly from the sidebar (or even one sublevel down) detailed systems-level guides instead of isolated concepts, and move the smaller concepts into their own categories that aren't necessarily part of the sidebar category tree. ZHOUY1 (talk) 14:45, 4 October 2016 (CDT)
Category:Combat Mechanics moved. Do we agree on Item Mechanics, Town Mechanics, and Character Mechanics for the remaining pages? VANKRASN39 (talk) 23:00, 5 October 2016 (CDT)
If we have an opportunity to change the sidebar we can also take a moment to review how the overall tree should be organized (is "Mechanics" replacing "Basic Mechanics" on the side?). For reference, the current top-level tree is listed below. What would it look like after the change and should anything else be moved? ZHOUY1 (talk) 16:39, 10 October 2016 (CDT)
  • New Player Info
    • Adventurer's Guild
    • Login Rewards
  • Basic Mechanics
    • Guides
    • Armor
    • Artisan Skills
    • Combat Maneuvers
    • Damage Types
    • Item Properties
    • Locksmithing
    • Shields
    • Skills
    • Special Abilities
    • Status Conditions
    • Transport
    • Treasure System
    • Verbs
    • Weapons
  • Professions
    • Guides
    • Profession Guilds
    • ...
  • Races and Cultures
    • Official Documentation
    • ...
  • Magic
    • Guides
    • Alchemy
    • Common Magical Items
    • Divination
    • Less Common Magical Items
    • Lores
    • Non-Player Magic
    • Rare Magical Items
    • Runes
    • Spells
    • Theory of Magic
  • World
    • Guides
    • Adventurers
    • Arkati
    • Currency
    • Events
    • Games
    • Geography
    • History
    • Languages
    • Ships of Elanthia
    • Time
  • Towns
    • Guides
    • Hunting Areas
    • Player Characters
    • NPC Shops
    • Town NPCs
    • ...
  • Creatures
    • ...
  • Storylines
    • ...
  • Legendary Items
    • Item Scripts
    • Auction Lists
    • Ebon Gate Auction 2009
    • Ebon Gate Auction 5106
    • Edged Weapon Legendary Items
    • Private Properties
    • Ranger Base Legendary Items
    • Shadowdeath Items
    • Two-Handed Weapons Legendary Items
    • Wizard Base Legendary Items

Yes, I'm looking to get rid of "basic mechanics" entirely and have the mechanics categories be Combat, Character, Item, and Town. I'm only looking at mechanics right now. Another option for "town" would be "room." VANKRASN39 (talk) 14:55, 11 October 2016 (CDT)

Room Mechanics would include articles like Justice, Foraging, and so on? I think that would be fine, although "room" is MUD lingo that may not be immediately obvious to new players. Would "Area Mechanics" work as an umbrella term? ZHOUY1 (talk) 16:28, 11 October 2016 (CDT)
Area works great for me. Yes, justice, foraging, etc. :) VANKRASN39 (talk) 17:44, 11 October 2016 (CDT)
Is it better now? Any other ideas for improvement (mechanics only)? See Category: Mechanics VANKRASN39 (talk) 18:50, 11 October 2016 (CDT)

Okay, mechanics are all gone from this page, did you want to put that chart somewhere else? I'd like to get rid of this page all together. VANKRASN39 (talk) 18:10, 7 November 2016 (CST)

Feel free to delete anything here. ZHOUY1 (talk) 18:19, 7 November 2016 (CST)